Past workshop

The role of scientists and researchers in the pandemic.
How scientists were perceived in their role of advising the governments and informing the public in different countries
Workshop programme

In many countries, scientists play an important role in informing the population during the pandemic. They are organised in Task Forces or Advisory Boards to advise the governmental bodies about the right measures against covid-19.

However, they often are perceived as politically too influential from other players like parties, politicians, associations from industry, economy etc. and therefore under pressure from the public, politics and media.

A lot of scientists are not used to this public interest and have problems finding their public role between Science, Politics and Media. The structure of evidence based on policy making in the pandemic was different in every country.



Sweden, Anna Maria Böök, Director of communications, Karolinska Institutet Stockholm (Euprio: Per Eriksson)

Germany, Katja Bär, Head of communications, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Euprio: Marita Müller, Kerstin Lauer)

Czech Republic, Daniel Münich, Professor, Charles University, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Prag (Euprio: Petra Köppl)

Great Britain, Edd McCracken, Head of News at the University of Edinburgh (Euprio: John Cavani)

Italy, Walter Bruno, Director of communications, Humanitas (Euprio: Paola Scioli)

Switzerland, Caspar Hirschi, Professor and Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of St. Gallen (Euprio Gian-Andri Casutt)


When: March 26th, 2021 h. 1:00-2:00 p.m. (CET)

Where: on Webex EUPRIO Meeting Room (an invitation with the link for connection will be sent to all attendees by email)

Target group: EUPRIO Members (non-Members can apply for membership. See how to join EUPRIO on the website)

Registration: on MyEUPRIO

Deadline: March 25th, 2021

Should you need any further information for registering to the webinar please feel free to contact:
Paola Scioli, EUPRIO Development Manager - mob. +39 335 5725029 - email:

Past Workshop

March 26, 2021
February 05, 2021
1st EUPRIO-Directors-Briefing

promoted by Uwe Steger, Director of Communications at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) and National representative of Austria in the EUPRIO Steering Committee.

November 23 - 24, 2020
University communication in Corona times: a state of emergency or a new normal?

Organised by Bundesverband Hochschulkommunikation, the German Federal Association of University Communication

Online Conference